The Perfect Winter Adventure at Bighorn Meadows Resort

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Imagine waking up on a beautiful winter day in your luxury accommodations, set at the foot of Kootenay National Park in British Columbia’s East Kootenays. Picture, as you get up, looking out your window to see the sun rising over the Rocky Mountains. You grab a coffee from your own fully-stocked kitchen, then tuck-in next to your cozy fireplace to plan out all of your activities for the day.

This idyllic morning is what awaits you at True Key Hotels & Resorts’ Bighorn Meadows Resort

Nestled in the Columbia Valley, bordered by the Rocky and Purcell Mountain ranges, Bighorn Meadows Resort is situated on an expansive 9-acre site, surrounded on three sides by the Springs Golf Course in the Village of Radium Hot Springs.

This ideal location offers the perfect escape for couples and families alike, with tons of activities to enjoy throughout the winter.

A day-in-the-life at Bighorn Meadows

Bighorn Meadows offers every type of accommodation, whether you’re a couple looking for a relaxing holiday, or a family looking to explore, there’s an accommodation that will suit your needs, including:

Guest Rooms: The guest rooms at Bighorn Meadows Resort are similar to a hotel room with an open-concept living and sleeping space. If you’re visiting solo or as a couple this is an affordable and comfortable option.

One Bedroom Loft: These accommodations feature a private bedroom plus an open loft with a queen bed. With a fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining area and private balcony or patio with a BBQ, this is a perfect family friendly option that you won’t want to leave.

Two Bedroom Suites: This option features two private bedrooms, generous living space, a fully equipped kitchen and a private balcony or patio with a BBQ.

Three Bedroom Townhome: At 1,600 sq.ft. the three bedroom townhomes at Bighorn Meadows Resort are the largest accommodations and include three bathrooms, a full kitchen, living and dining area, covered patio, high ceilings, fireplace, air conditioning and high-quality finishes everywhere.

Click here for more information on these and other accommodation options at Bighorn Meadows Resort. 


Things to do in Radium

After a relaxing sleep in your luxury accommodations and a breakfast prepared in your own kitchen, you’ll be ready to get out and experience all of the activities in the Columbia Valley. 

Winter in the Columbia Valley is truly a wonderland with something to do for everyone. From top-rated skiing and snowboarding to serene cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Lake Windermere is also a perfect place for ice fishing or a great starting point for your snowmobiling adventure. Cap it all off with a soak at the hot springs and the Columbia Valley is the best place for your winter vacation. Choose from any of these activities:

Lake Windermere Whiteway

The Lake Windermere Whiteway has been certified by the Guinness World Record Book as the longest skating trail in the world and now measures at 34 km long. This groomed track runs all the way around the lake and connects the towns of Invermere and Windermere. The Whiteway has tracks for classic cross-country skiers, a groomed skate skiing track and a cleared ice-skating track. 


Panorama Resort

Panorama Resort is less than 30 minutes away from Radium and is the 2016 winner for Best Resort in North America at the World Snow Awards. From pro-skiers to first timers, Panorama has something for everyone with nearly 3,000 acres of skiable terrain across 4,000 vertical feet of fall line. 

Kicking Horse Mountain

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is one of the most exceptional ski resorts in British Columbia and it’s easy to see why. Known as the champagne powder capital of Canada, Kicking Horse also boasts the fourth highest vertical drop in North America. 

Fairmont Ski Hill

The Fairmont Ski Hill is the perfect family adventure playground. 14 total runs make up the ski hill with runs ranging from green to black diamond and three lifts. The hill also features a tube park, two terrain parks, hillside dining and incredible views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains and Columbia Valley. 


True Key Adventures allows you to book all of your winter adventures including authentic winter mountain experiences like snowmobiling. Snowmobile tours feature a full-day, half-day, ice waterfall and extreme powder tours for all experience levels.


Take the family on a two-hour interpretive snowshoe tour that takes you on a journey through Nipika’s singletrack trails. On this journey you’ll see spectacular mountains and waterfalls along the clifftops. Your guide will take you through varying ecosystems, and identify tracks while talking about the forest surrounding you. 

Cross-Country Skiing

Through Nipika Mountain Resort, we offer cross-country skiing instruction whether you’re a beginner or looking to reach the podium in your next loppet. Bring your own skis, poles and boots, or rent from the shop. If you don’t feel like skiing, try winter fat-biking

Finish your day in the Hot Springs

Whether you were skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skating, tubing or fishing, there’s no better way to cap off your day in the Columbia Valley then with a soak in one of the available hot springs.

Accessible to all, the Radium Hot Springs pools are situated in the Kootenay Mountain Range surrounded by the red walls of Sinclair Canyon. Relax your tired muscles in one of their two pools and take in the spectacular mountain setting. 

For wild, natural hot springs, you can explore the Lussier Hot Springs. Accessible via the Whiteswan Forestry Road, these hot springs offer you a relaxing soak surrounded by rugged beauty. 


Finally, you can head back to Bighorn Meadows Resort where each of the one, two, or three bedroom suites are equipped with a full gourmet kitchen. Feel like going out? The resort is located just a few minutes walking distance to Radium restaurants and pubs. Also, a short drive away, nearby Invermere and Windermere offer many dining options. 

Bighorn Meadows Resort in Radium Hot Springs is the idyllic spot for your winter adventure and has something for everyone to enjoy. For more information, visit the Bighorn Meadows website to book your winter vacation now. 



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